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EVENTS FOR THE DISABLED

Gateway-Longview, a multiservice agency serving children and families, offers special education and intensive support services for children ages 3-21 with severe emotional, behavior and learning problems. Call 633-7266.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street, offers educational programs for children ages birth to 21 who have varying degrees of hearing loss, from profoundly deaf to hard of hearing, including functionally deaf. For information, call 834-7200, ext. 148.

The Special Education Training Resource Center of the Cattaraugus-Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services will offer:

Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., American Sign Language Class, Level 1 and 2 beginners at Ellicottville BOCES, Route 242; and Wednesday at 1825 Windfall Road, Olean. To register, call 372-8293, ext. 296.

Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., "Sign Language and Parenting Skills for Families With Children With Hearing Disabilities," at the Olean location. To register, call 372-8293, ext 224.

Amherst Special Education PTA (SEPTA) will present a program at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the teachers lounge at Amherst High School, 4301 Main St., on attention difficulties and how they impact children at home and at school. Call 839-2164.

CHADD will hold its monthly meeting, "Life After High School," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the East Aurora Library, 550 Main St., East Aurora. Call 652-4440.

Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic at the University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Chapter of the National Stuttering Project are co-sponsoring a workshop for children and teens who stutter at 9 a.m. Saturday.Call 645-3410 or 838-3999.

Clarkson Center's Adult Day Services, 310 Delaware Ave., offers meaningful activities in a safe environment for adults with severe memory loss, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff specializes in the care of people with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other related disorders. Call 853-4511.

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York offers early intervention programs for children diagnosed with disabilities. For more information on the Infant/Toddler Development Program or the Preschool Programs, call UCPA's Children Center, 4635 Union Road, Cheektowaga, at 633-4449. For information on The Children's Discovery Corner child-care and learning center, also located at 4635 Union, call 633-4443.

The Niagara Frontier Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association, P.O. Box 50, Williamsville, offers moral support, understanding, and help to parents or other individuals. Call 691-3768.

Parent to Parent of New York State is a support program for parents of children with disabilities in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties. For more information, call 853-1570 or 1-800-305-8813 and ask for the Parent to Parent Coordinator.

Agape Parents' Fellowship, 3280 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, provides service coordination, education advocacy and other support for families with disabling conditions. For more information about services for regularly scheduled parent support group and Bible-study meetings, call 827-5407.

The Early Childhood Direction Center is a non-profit organization funded by the state Education Department. The center provides information and referral to parents and professionals on the individual needs of developmentally disabled children from birth to 5 years. It serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties. In Erie County, call 878-7282. In all other counties, call toll-free 1-800-462-7653.

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